Real Coin Silver case?

pocket2100

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Just got this Waltham in the door. Pretty sure I paid too much for it, but I liked it and bought it anyway. Anyway, after getting it home, I noticed the coin silver case is a bit odd. Never seen one like this, but there appears to be stress damage from stamping the numbers, brand, and "coin" into the case. Not only that, but there's a weird... something... on the back of the cap. Almost as if the outer cover was stamped recently and the dust is still resting on cap underneath it.

The cap itself appears to have a brass color under the stamping, so I'm guessing it's a brass dust cap.

Anyway, have you guys seen this before? Is this legit? Is this a fake case?

Either way, at least the watch runs well.

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Rick Hufnagel

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I don't know what's going on with the color of the stamping in the cap, but the Anchor in shield mark on a Dueber coin case means that the whole thing is coin silver, including the cap. It should also have gold joints, which yours also has. It looks legitimate to me, except for the crown which looks like it could be a replacement.
 
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terry hall

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is that not a 'fog' around the number stampings in the case? when i see that it tells me the watch has been put away for some time.

if you are referring to the winding crown as a 'cap', yes many are "clad" with a brass body and a silver or gold 'cover'
you'll see them separate or wear at times
nice case for sure
 
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thesnark17

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The cap referred to is the cuvette, not the crown. Some were nickel or brass in cheap watches as mentioned above, but not the one on this watch.
 

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